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Greatest Playoff Upsets
10 of 11
No. 1
Nuggets defeat Seattle
1994 (first round)
Though they barely finished over .500 (42-40), the Nuggets, led by Dikembe Mutombo, defeated top-seeded Seattle in overtime of Game 5 to win the series. It was the first time in history that an eight seed had defeated a one. Seattle, led by Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, was plagued by Mutombo, whose 31 blocks set a record for a five-game series.
Text: Andy Gray/SI
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